Just beyond this gateway is the grand, grim, grey old palace of the gaekwar.
The Maharaja of gaekwar has introduced it in his territories.
We had been through palaces in Europe, but the gaekwar's bed was the most costly seen anywhere.
Finally, it was decided to visit Baroda, the capital of a State where the gaekwar had recently been deposed for his crimes.
Previously the gaekwar's standing had been recognized by a royal salute of 21 guns, and seven of these were cut off.
The recent denunciation of caste by an enlightened Hindu ruler, the gaekwar of Baroda, is a further significant sign of the times.
"The gaekwar of Baroda," announced the woman, pointing to the card on the inside of the lid.
A much better appearance was offered by the gaekwar's subjects than by the natives seen in Bombay.